Independent Restaurant with a Per Person Check Average of Less Than $30, First Place: Giuseppe’s Ristorante, Richboro, Pa

Guiseppes RistorantePhotography by Howard Karashoff, Photographer, Karashoff PhotographySpecifying Team: Peggy Corcoran-Magis, vice president equipment and supply, Benjamin Foods; Michael Garfinkle, partner, 4 Star Representatives; Robin Carmeans, owner, RC Hospitality; Leslie Longacker, freelance art director; Tom Amick, executive chef, Giuseppe's Ristorante; Tony and
Christine Giaimo, owners, Giuseppe's Ristorante.

Dinnerware: Dudson (Evolution Pearl and Zieher), Elite Global and International Tableware

Flatware: Dudson and International Tableware

Glassware: International Tableware (London)

Accessories: Elite Global, Fletchers Mill, John Boos

Why it Won: This very simple but elegant presentation is uncommon for this type of venue. The tabletop achieves its goal of bringing a slice of its past into the future by using different shaped pieces to add visual intrigue to the food presentation.